MISSION Adventure Race
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Hoosier National Forest / Hilltop Christian Camp, Columbus Indiana
6 AM - midnight EDT (18 hour race)
8 AM - noon EDT (4 hour beginner AR)
The MISSION is Indiana's longest-running annual adventure race, one of the region's most competitive and challenging. DINO has produced the popular MISSION Adventure Race, typically in southeastern Indiana, since 2003.
The MISSION Lite offers beginner adventure racers a chance to see what it's all about. A shorter, 4-hour cutoff; less complex navigation; and reduced gear list allow an introductory taste of AR.
Participants travel by foot, bicycle, and canoe in teams (or in the Solo division), using map and compass to find checkpoints. Each team must stay together the entire race. Along the way, they will encounter various natural and manmade challenges that test physical and mental ability and creativity.
For those up to the challenge, a solo division is offered.
The course is designed to keep most participants going all 18 hours, creating a dramatic finish line setting where family and friends can cheer for their team as they emerge from the darkness.
Navigation (entire event; includes plotting with UTM coordinates at 1:25,000)
Cycling (on and off-road)
Ropes / Climbing Events (18 hr event only)
START / FINISH / TRANSITION AREA LOCATION
Hilltop Christian Camp
6014 Hamilton Creek Rd
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, May 12
Check-In (Stuckey's Lodge Chapel)
Prologue activity (18-hr teams only)
Transition Area Opens
Teams may be three or two persons. The six team divisions are: 2 & 3 person Co-ed, 2 & 3 Female, and 2 & 3 Male. All teammates must remain within 100 feet of each other at all times. The field limit is 50 teams per race length.
Participants applying for the 18 hour solo division must provide a resume of experience. An adventure race of this distance and difficulty is much safer with team support.
To apply for the Solo Division, send a race resume along with entry form and payment. Race resumes should include recent solo or team adventure races, orienteering meets, etc. Include official results as proof. The key issue is safety; that you are a competent navigator and make good decisions with regard to safety. Solo participants are asked to carry a cell phone with them at all times.
Includes basic lodging and two meals per entry!
- $130 per person (3-person teams)
- $140 per person (2-person teams)
- $150 per person
- $80 per person (3-person teams)
- $85 per person (2-person teams)
- $90 per person
* USARA members may deduct $8 from the entry fee.
* Entry closes May 5, 2017, or when sold out at 50 teams per division (18hr and 4 hr).
Fees include: Friday night meal, map(s), event T-shirt, post-race food, event insurance, professional event management, awards, and a great experience.
Logding is INCLUDED in your fee! These are bunk bed group rooms with restrooms and showers. You are welcome to stay Friday and/or Saturday night.
The nearest motels / hotels are in Columbus Indiana. There are also cabins, small lodges, and B&B's in the Story, Gnawbone, or Nashville areas.
Entry in the event covers a nice pre-race dinner on Friday night (7:00PM). Post-race recovery meal will be served at the end of each race. During the event, each team or soloist is to be self-sufficient.
From I-65 south of Columbus, Indiana, exit on Indiana 58 and head west. Follow 525S, Beck's Grove Rd, and Poplar Grove Rd to Hamilton Creek Road.
USARA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER:
The MISSION 18-hour race is a USARA National Championship Qualifier. Placing well will qualify your team to race in the USARA National Championships (September 21-23, 2017; Lake Harmony, PA). The top three teams in the 3-person coed and single-gender divisions will be offered qualifying slots, with roll-down if top teams decline or have already qualified. The top finishing co-ed team will receive $400 toward entry in the National Championships! usaranationals.com. usaranationals.com.
RELATED / LOCAL LINKS:
|MISSION Adventure Race Results|
|May 14, 2016||Cloverdale, IN||Lieber State Recreation Area||Full | Lite|
|May 9, 2015||Liberty, IN||Whitewater Memorial State Park||Full | Lite|
|May 10, 2014||Versailles, IN||Versailles State Park
||Full | Lite|
|May 11, 2013||Brownstown, IN||Jackson Washington State Forest||Full | Lite|
|May 12, 2012||North Vernon, IN||Muscatatuck County Park||Full | Lite|
|May 7, 2011||Nashville, IN||Lutheran Hills Camp||Full | Lite | Photos|
|May 15, 2010||Salem, IN||Delaney Creek Park||Full | Lite | Photos|
|May 16, 2009||Carrollton, KY||General Butler State Park||Full | Lite|
|May 10, 2008||Versailles, IN||Versailles State Park||Full | Lite|
|May 12, 2007||Versailles, IN||Versailles State Park||Full | Lite|
|May 27, 2006||Butlerville, IN||Brush Creek Park||Results|
|May 28, 2005||North Vernon, IN||Muscatatuck County Park||Results|
|May 22, 2004||North Vernon, IN||Muscatatuck County Park||Results|
|July 12, 2003||North Vernon, IN||Muscatatuck County Park||Results|